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Arkansas Governor Hutchinson: Going Above & Beyond for Foster Children
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Arkansas Governor Hutchinson: Going Above & Beyond for Foster Children

Governor Hutchinson’s Weekly Address | Going Above and Beyond for Foster Children LITTLE ROCK, AR (STL.News) November is National Adoption Month in Arkansas, and November 21st is National Adoption Day.  Today I’d like to share the story of an amazing employee of the Division of Children and Family Services, which is a part of our state Department of Human Services, or DHS.  This employee is typical of the hundreds of DHS employees who care for our most vulnerable children all over Arkansas. But first, let me start with some good news on our state foster-care and adoption programs.  During the last fiscal year, Children and Family Services finalized 872 adoptions, and thirty-six percent of those children went to live with relatives.  Of the over 4,300 children in foster care, fifty-five pe...